What is the Utah Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry?
more than a study club,
an official affiliate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,
a group of dentists and ceramists committed to attaining accreditation
Why help each other?
commitments, accountability, and deadlines
face similar challenges unique to Utah
collective intelligence of various experiences
larger than you group branding and marketing
Why accreditation is the goal?
sets a standard of excellence that nobody in Utah has proved to pass,
well established pathway to cosmetic success
next to fellowship, highest credential available for cosmetic dentistry
Why and how case type four?
easiest to find
least expensive to do
foundation for treating multiple teeth and predictable indirect restorations
discussed tooth preparation, composite selection, layering techniques, contouring and texture
How to help each other?
No Cases to treat:
academy will submit articles to news channels in Utah educating public about cosmetic dentistry and the accreditation and request volunteers for treatment with an online application including patient submitted photos to screen
refer needed cases amongst academy members,
academy could send letters to specialists,
academy I-15 billboard
our assistants train your assistants,
academy members help take your photos
Where' s the money:
do cases on day off with one assistant and fewer time constraints, not an interruption to needed production or flow of practice
start with least expensive case
select and screen patients based on what they are willing to pay
view each others cases and share tips,
do more cases, more frequently,
group has connections with mentors and trainers to come and help (thomas oppenheim who has had most patients on journal of cosmetic dentistry cover to come, marshall hanson who recently passed accreditation in AZ to come for hands on live patient day, etc.)
share photos of cases with group through the internet,
two month deadline to create submittable case type 4
frequent interaction with group
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